Drone Aerial Mapping

Drone aerial mapping offers you new perspectives that can keep your business moving.

Why Use a Drone to Capture Aerial Mapping Data?

Drone aerial mapping is ideal for planning your next project.

1. Accuracy

The video and camera quality in drones allows us to look at expansive areas in greater detail. Combined with the reliability of GPS and RTK, using a drone to capture data will help you see what you missed using other methods.

2. Health and Safety

Collecting valuable data doesn’t need to be an OH&S risk. Drones can now be used in situations where traditional methods may have placed your team in harm's way. Data can be captured easily from the air with limited health and safety concerns.

3. Location

Drones make it easier to access more locations. Whether it be towers, masts, roofs, tall buildings or wind turbines – drones will be able to access the area, provide a different perspective and capture data with ease.

4. Reduce Time and Costs

Drones have low overheads and are significantly more affordable compared to manned aircraft. The more efficient choice, drones can be launched and start collecting valuable information much faster than many of the alternatives.

What is Drone Aerial Mapping?

Drone aerial mapping is a technique that uses unmanned drones to capture photographs and measurements from above.

Depending on the project, aerial mapping can be used to create photos and 3D models of infrastructure, buildings, mine sites, large areas of land and more.

Where mapping used to involve complex measurements and work on the ground, drone mapping can safely, quickly and cost-effectively map large areas and sites that are difficult to access.

The strength of aerial mapping lies in the post-processing software we use. Modern AI means we can process drone photography to create 3D models that show accurate measurements, elevations, volumes and other detailed information.

Benefits of Drone Mapping Services

The Toll Uncrewed Systems team provides comprehensive drone services. 

Our drones can capture images and create models of everything from small structures to large pieces of land quickly and cost-effectively. Drones are especially suited for mapping areas that need regular monitoring or are difficult to access from the ground.

We work with clients from a broad range of industries, including:

  • Agriculture. Drone farm mapping is an affordable way to regularly monitor crop yield and watch for signs of stress, disease and pests.
  • Mining. Monitor mine sites and excavation works in real time and back up your decision making with volumetric stockpile management.
  • Construction. Drone imaging is perfect for tracking construction, engineering and development projects that rely on detailed aerial information.
  • Government. We supply government organisations with information for construction and maintenance projects, as well as data for emergency response teams and disaster mapping.
  • Forestry. We can quickly develop regular forestry maps that track crop growth, detect disease and monitor the health of trees with the help of infrared cameras.

How Drone Mapping Works

The drones we use for aerial mapping can be equipped with cameras, 3D laser scanners and thermal imaging technology. 

Our licensed operators establish control points across the area we’re mapping. We then perform drone flights to capture the images we need using only the best commercial drones available.

Each drone flight takes hundreds of high-resolution images that can be used to create maps. These images are processed by cutting-edge AI that stitches the photos together, creating detailed photographs, videos and 3D models. 

With the addition of infrared and thermal imaging, we can easily highlight key features like roads, rail corridors, crops and property boundaries with drone mapping services.


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Our operations consultants are happy to answer any of your questions.

How does a mapping drone work?

Thermal imaging uses infrared cameras to detect the amount of infrared radiation (IR) being emitted by an object. The camera converts the IR data into an image showing the temperature of the object.

What cameras are used for aerial mapping?

Thermal imaging cameras can be used to detect any sources of heat or cold, such as humans, animals, liquids and inanimate objects. Aerial thermal imaging is especially useful for detecting humans and livestock, providing data for surveying and identifying faults in electrical connections, solar panels and other building infrastructure.

How accurate is drone aerial photogrammetry?

Infrared cameras do not rely on visible light to record images. That means they can see at night, or in conditions that are smoky, dusty or foggy.

What is the purpose of aerial mapping?

Thermal imaging cannot see sources of heat through walls, but they can detect heat near the surface. If a building is filled with something that is emitting heat, that heat may be detected on the exterior surfaces of a building during aerial imaging.

What is the difference between aerial photographs and aerial mapping?

Aerial photography captures static images and uses no post-processing to make the scale uniform. Aerial mapping uses advanced technology and software to create orthogonal projections and ensure the scale of the map is uniform throughout.

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UAV Training Australia and Advanced Aerial Solutions have merged as Toll Uncrewed Systems